Cancer - Oncology

Head & Neck Cancer

The Mount Sinai Health System has one of the longest established Departments of Ear, Nose, and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery in the United States.

With this depth of experience, our experts diagnose head and neck cancers with a complete laboratory, radiological, and endoscopic workup, which is reviewed by our head and neck surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists to determine each patient's staging, treatment, and prognosis. To ensure the quality of life following treatment, our speech therapists, prosthodontists, dieticians, and social workers also participate in each patient’s treatment planning.

Mount Sinai Health System spearheaded the use of minimally invasive robotic technology for head and neck cancers. Treatments may include a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Our ENT specialists treat the following types of head and neck cancers:

  • Larynx cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Sinus cancer, nasal cancer, and skull-base cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tracheal cancer

For more information on the diagnosis and treatments of head and neck cancers at the Mount Sinai Health System, please visit Mount Sinai’s Head and Neck Institute.